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Larry Rute
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  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE A lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, law professor/trainer and author. Partner and co-founder of Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, 1999-present; Adjunct Professor, ADR, Washburn University School of Law, Spring Semesters 2007-2012; Special General Counsel/Legislative Liaison, Midland Group, 1990-03; General Counsel/Litigation Director, Kansas Legal Services, Inc., 1973-01; Litigation Director, Farmer Assistance Counseling and Training Service (FACTS), 1984-01; Director/Mediation Coordinator, Midland Mediation & Settlement Services, 1995-01; Officer, United States Air Force, 1966-70. EXPERIENCE: Has served as a Mediator/Arbitrator in more than 4,000 matters arising in federal, state and administrative agencies. These matters include civil rights, commercial law, consumer fraud, consumer protection violations, contract law, constitutional law, construction law, corporate dissolution, domestic relations, domestic relations division of assets, employment law, environmental law, fair debt collection practices, fair housing, FSLA, insurance claims/bad faith, international disputes, material and latent defects, malpractice, labor law, lemon law, personal injury, public policy residential construction, real estate, truth-in-lending, workers' compensation, Section 1981 and 1983, toxic tort, regular education/special education disputes, securities, water law issues, wills, trusts and estates, zoning disputes, and design and development of internal dispute resolution systems. Settlements have ranged from a few thousand dollars to several million dollars.

Approved by the Kansas Supreme Court as a mediator and mediator trainer in all categories. Serves on arbitration panels for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and National Arbitration Forum. Certified by the Kansas Department of Education as an approved special education mediator and due process hearing officer.

Professional Licenses:
Admitted to the Bar: Kansas and Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court: District of Kansas
U.S. District Court: Western District of Missouri
Kickapoo Tribal Court


Education:
Washburn University (BBA, 1966);
Washburn University School of Law (JD, 1973);
University of Washington School of Law (LLM, 1976).

GENERAL LITIGATION EXPERIENCE: Resolved numerous collective/class actions involving consumer/merchandising practices act violations, employment discrimination; FSLA; multi-party cases involving asbestos contaminants, personal injury, toxic tort, product liability and contract/construction disputes.

More than 27 years' civil litigation experience in state and federal courts. Primary areas of practice include civil rights, constitutional law, and general civil litigation. Has successfully litigated several class action civil rights matters in both state and federal court, including the establishment of due process rights for individuals facing mental health commitment, and conditions-of-confinement in state and local institutions. Has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of federal and state trial proceedings and administrative law matters including: civil rights, contract law, consumer fraud, consumer protection violations, corporate liability issues, constitutional law, domestic relations, fair debt collection practices, fair housing, material and latent defects, lemon law, Native American law, residential contract and construction, real estate law, truth-in-lending, Section 1983, and special education disputes.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING
Has completed three separate 40-hour civil mediation training programs provided by the Kansas Bar Association; Kansas Department of Education, Special Education Mediation Training and Due Process Hearing Officer Training. U.S. Postal Service “Redress” Mediation Training, St. Louis, Missouri; U.S. Department of Justice, ADA Mediation Training, St. Louis, Missouri; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Advanced Mediation Training; and, Topeka Bar Association, Arbitration Training (40-hour).

Other advanced dispute resolution training events in which he has participated:

2016
International Academy of Mediators, 2016 Fall Meeting, Perspective is Everything, Vancouver, Canada, September 22-24, 2016,

Tri-State Regional Special Education Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, November 3-4, 2016

2015
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting, Seattle, Washington,
April 15-19, 2015
Lathrop & Gage Continuing Legal Education Program, Kansas City, Kansas, March 6, 2015.

2014
International Academy of Mediators, 2014 Spring Conference, Chicago, Illinois,
October 23-25, 2014
Tri-State Regional Special Education Law Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, November 6-7, 2014.

2013
International Academy of Mediators, 2013 Spring Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
May 9, 2013.
American Bar Association, 15th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, Chicago, Illinois,
April 4, 2013
International Academy of Mediators, 2013 Fall Conference, Paris, France, September 19-21, 2013.

2012 and Prior Years
For additional training events for 2011 and prior years, please visit our web site at www.adrmediate.com

Speaking Engagements (2013-2016):

Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (3-hour Course), Washburn University School of Law, Winter-Spring, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

2016
Washburn University School of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Child
Advocacy, Topeka, Kansas, January 8, 2016.

Heartland Mediators Association, Scope and Design of Modern Corporate Dispute Resolution Systems, Kansas City, Missouri, February 5, 2016,

Arbitration and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, Inc., Mediating Multi-Party Disputes, 21st Century Problem Solving, AMINZ/IAM Conference, New Zealand, March 5, 2016.

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Meeting, Family Law Arbitration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?, New York, New York, April 8, 2016.

Heartland Mediator’s Association, Ethics in Parenting Coordination and Parenting Plans, Topeka, Kansas, April 29, 2016.

Missouri Bar Association, Employment Mediation Secrets, Lawrence, Kansas, June 17, 2016.

Missouri Bar Association, Mediation Secrets, Understanding the Special Dynamics of Employment Litigation, Independence, Kansas, June 26, 2016.

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Maximizing your Effectiveness in Mediation, Kansas City, Missouri, June 30, 2016.

Kansas Bar Association, ADR CLE, Taming the Octopus: What Litigators and Mediators Need to Know to Successfully Mediate the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case, November 18, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

Washburn Case Management Training, Family Law ADR According to the Robed Ones, November 10, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

Wichita Bar Association, An Overview of Arbitration, December 7, 2016, Wichita, Kansas.

2015
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Parenting-Time Dispute Resolution Techniques, January 16, 2015

University of Kansas School of Law, presenting Commercial Mediation Best Practices, Lawrence, Kansas, March 6, 2015.

American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting, presenting Access to Justice Family Law Dispute Resolution Techniques, Seattle, Washington, April 15-19, 2015

Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family Law Center, 9th Annual Case Management Training, The Mediation Half of Case Management, Topeka, Kansas, August 13, 2015.

Kansas Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, A Litigators Guide: Preparing for Mediation (webinar), Topeka, Kansas, August 27, 2015.

National Employment Lawyers Association of KC, Employment Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective, October 1, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC Fall Conference, Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution, presenting Considerations When Mediating the Complex Multi-Party FLSA Case, Topeka, Kansas, October 9, 2015.

Kansas City Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association, Preparing for Litigation, Panel Discussion, Kansas City, Missouri, October 15, 2015.

KIPCOR, Limited Case Management Review, Newton, Kansas, October 28, 2015.


2014
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Alternative Dispute Resolution and Child Advocacy, January 6, 2014

American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, presenting Mediating the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case, Miami, Florida, April 4, 2014

University of Kansas School of Law, presenting Mediation Best Practices, Lawrence, Kansas, April 11, 2014.

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Domestic Case Management Guidelines, August 14, 2014.

Federal District Court, Western District of Missouri, presenting Mediating Class and Collective Actions in Multi-Party Cases, Kansas City, Missouri, September 24, 2014.

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting ADR Best Practices and Ethics CLE, November 14, 2014

2013
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, presenting Alternative Dispute Resolution and Child Advocacy, January 10, 2013

University School of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, Mediation Best Practices Techniques, March 8, 2013.

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, Employer Dispute Resolution Programs, March 13, 2013

Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting, Topeka, Kansas, Attorneys Guide for Preparing for Mediation, June 21, 2013.

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, Parenting Coordination or Case Management, August 15, 2013.

Kansas Bar Association, Employment Law CLE, Lenexa, Kansas, presenting Dispute Resolution Ethics: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration, October 11, 2013.

Crawford County Bar Association, Pittsburg, Kansas, presenting Successful Commercial Mediation Best Practices Techniques, October 16, 2013.

Western District Early Assessment Program, Kansas City, Missouri, Proven Mediation Strategies, Tactics and Techniques, October 25, 2013.

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, Evolution of Civil Mediation in the Midwest, November 7, 2013.

Kansas Bar Association ADR Section CLE, Lenexa, Kansas, Arbitration 101: Practice Tips for Litigators and Mediators, November 15, 2013.

2012 and Prior Years
For additional speaking engagement events, please visit our web site at www.adrmediate.com

Recent Publications:
Author, Successful Settlements that Last: How Mediation Best Practices Techniques Can Improve Your Settlement Strategy, Trial Tort & Insurance Section Committee News, Fall 2011.
Author, The Evolution of Commercial Mediation in the Midwest: Best Practices, Confidentiality and Good Faith, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, January 2010;
Co-author, Mediation Round Table: Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Mediation, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Volume 26, Number 4, March 2003.
Co-author, The Changing Face of Arbitration: What Once Was Old is New Again, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, August, 2003
Co-author, Discrimination in the Workplace: How Mediation Can Help American Arbitration Association Journal, February-April, 2000 (republished as a Chapter in the Handbook on Employment Arbitration in ADR, Second Edition, Jurist, LLC 2010)
Co-author, Mediating the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case: Terminology, Tactics & Traps, American Bar Association Spring Section Meeting, 2014.







Recent Awards:
Has received the Governor’s Award for Exemplary and Distinguished Service to Children and Families.
He was elected in 2011 as Chair of the Kansas Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Council
He has twice received the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award.
He is a 2009-2014 Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri.
He is a 2011-2015 Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediators
Best Attorneys in Kansas 2015
U.S. News “Best Law Firm” 2015

Additional Professional Information
  CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, NE
  Accident / Personal Injury, Arbitration, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Divorce, Employment, Environmental/Public Policy, Family General, Franchise, Government, Home Owners Associations, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Claims, International, Landlord/Tenant, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Trainer, Wills, Trusts & Estates
  CURRENT POSITIONLarry R. Rute is partner and co-founder of Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and in Topeka, Kansas. He is a full-time dispute resolution professional who has mediated more than 4,000 matters involving commercial law, consumer protection, employment law, FSLA, insurance bad faith, personal injury, toxic torts and other complex, high-profile cases, including class/collective actions. Licensed in Missouri and Kansas. ADR, LLC provides a wide-range of dispute resolution services including mediation, arbitration, special master and conflict resolution system design. ADR, LLC maintains a team of attorneys, former judges and business executives whose sole focus is settling disputes.
  EDUCATIONWashburn University (BBA, 1966)Washburn University School of Law (JD, 1973)University of Washington School of Law (LLM, 1976).PROFESIONAL LICENSESAdmitted to the Bar: Kansas, 1973; Missouri, 2009;U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1973U.S. District Court: District of Kansas, 1973Western District of Missouri, 2000Kickapoo Tribal Court, 2000.PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONSInternational Academy of Mediators (Distinguished Fellow & Governor)International Mediation InstituteAmerican Bar Association (Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Tort Trial & Insurance Section, Family Law Sections; Immediate Past-Chair ADR Committee)American Arbitration Association (Commercial & Employment Panels); FINRA Dispute Resolution; Kansas Appleseed (Board of Directors)Kansas Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Past-President); Kansas Association of Counsel for Children (Past-President);Kansas Trial Lawyers Association; Topeka Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Past-Chair); Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Dispute ResolutionKansas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Child Support GuidelinesKansas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on High-Conflict Dispute ResolutionKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Heartland Mediators AssociationCharter Member, Mediators Without BordersCharter Member, National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsNational Arbitration Forum; AWARDSIn 1997 he received the Governor's Award for exemplary and distinguished service to children and families. In 1992 and 1996, he received the Kansas Bar Association's Outstanding Service Award.2010-2011 Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri.Before receiving his law degree, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his development of advanced air-sea rescue techniques.RECENT PUBLICATIONSAuthor, The Evolution of Commercial Mediation in the Midwest: Best Practices, Confidentiality and Good Faith, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, January 2010; Co-author, Discrimination in the Workplace: How Mediation Can Help American Arbitration Association Journal, February-April, 2000.Co-author, Mediation Round Table: Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Mediation, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Volume 26, Number 4, March 2003.Co-author, The Changing Face of Arbitration: What Once Was Old is New Again, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, August, 2003
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